Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding movement and exporting a time lapse from Photoshop, part of Editing GoPro HERO Photos and Videos with Lightroom and Photoshop.
- What I'm gonna do now is bring this into a new video document, I can right click and reveal it in my finder. So in Photoshop, I'll choose File, New and from the preset list choose a Film & Video preset that matches my delivery size, such as 1080, HDTV 1080p and click OK.
You need to first create the video timeline and then go to the Timeline Frame Rate, this allows you to match the frame rate of your clip and click OK, now simply grab the video file and drag it into your document. It'll come in larger than you need, when you press return it treats it automatically as a smart object. So ideally, I'll press command t for free transform and hold down the shift and option or shift and alt keys to set my initial position and press return.
If you take a look and and scroll down the controls for that, you'll see that transform is a property, you can now drag forward in time and simply add another key frame. Then when you press command t or control t for free transform and you transform the clip, what you've now done is created a zoom. If we drag through the clip here, you'll see that it has an animated zoom between the two states.
So that is a key frameable property, creating a sense of motion in post. While you're here, you can take advantage of any other changes, for example using your curves adjustment, applying any vibrance adjustments or attaching a lookup table, all the techniques you learned earlier. When you're satisfied and you put this away, simply use the render techniques we discussed earlier.
File, Export, Render Video. In this case make sure you stick with the Document Frame Rate. And then choose a preset, I'm gonna go to Vimeo and stick with Vimeo HD 1080. Once I do that, it's important to switch back to the Document Frame Rate. We'll give this a name, "ValleyOfFire", target a folder and when ready, click Render.
Now this is a very short time lapse sequence, it's only 185 frames, which means that it's going to clock in around eight seconds, but that's because I wanted to reduce the overall file size and download time for you for following along, remember when you shoot your own time lapse sequences, you're probably going to shoot a bit longer and if you want to explore more with time lapse here on lynda.com, make sure you check out some of our other time lapse training.
Author Rich Harrington starts with the basics: importing and organizing photos, correcting distortion, adjusting color and exposure, and getting ready for print. He then moves on to working with video: developing color and exposure with adjustment layers and presets, and then rendering out the adjustments for editing in another application. He wraps things up with a short, fun tutorial on assembling a time-lapse sequence. Start watching and learn the skills you need to get the best-looking footage from the GoPro and other action cameras.
- Importing and organizing stills and video
- Correcting lens distortion
- Repairing color, contrast, and compression artifacts
- Improving exposure
- Boosting saturation and vibrance
- Sharpening and cropping
- Assembling panoramas
- Merging HDR images
- Building time-lapse sequences